Our Day

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Morning Prayer and Meditation

Our day begins at approximately 6.30 a.m.  Meditation at 7 a.m in the chapel. Morning prayer at 7.30 a.m.

After morning prayer we have breakfast in silence and then Little Hour from the Divine Office in the chapel.

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Work

At 8.30 each sister will go to wherever she is working.  Sisters work in the altar breads, the sacristy, the laundry, the kitchen, the Retreat and Faith Centre, the infirmary, and many other jobs are done around the house.

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Novitiate Classes

At 10.50 a.m the younger/newer sisters meet Sr. Gabrielle for lecture until 11.50 a.m.  We read and discuss various subject pertinent to our life.

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Office of Readings

At 12 noon we pray the Office of Readings from the Divine Office and the Angelus.

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Lunch

12.30 is dinner time and dinner is in silence everyday except Thursdays and Sundays, Feast days and other special days.

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Personal Prayer

  During the next hour we have a half hour meditation and a half hour spiritual reading usually in your room or outside weather permitting.  

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A Short Walk

We are encouraged to make time to go for some fresh air and a short walk in our garden.

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Vespers and Adoration

At 4.45 p.m – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and meditation, 5.15 p.m Evening Prayer and Mass at 5.45 p.m.

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Eucharist

Mass at 5.45 p.m.

The public join us for meditation, Evening Prayer and Mass.  

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Supper and Dishes

Supper is at 6.30 p.m.  We have silence at supper some evenings and recreation after supper. 

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Recreation

We would have recreation for an hour – during the summer, outside for a walk, knitting, craft work or a game of scrabble indoors.  

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Night Prayer and Silence

The Great silence begins at 10pm.